For almost three years, I have had the honor to be the council member from District 3. We have accomplished much together, but there is more to do to ensure that all of our neighborhoods are thriving. I will be running for re-election in the June 2018 primary and look forward to continuing our work together.
As councilwoman, I will continue to draw on my strengths—a determination to deliver positive change, a legislative style grounded in fairness and professionalism, a passion to fight for those who cannot always raise their voices, a desire to find solutions, and a refusal to accept the status quo if it doesn’t deliver the results our County and our citizens need.
Together, we can make a wonderful county even stronger. I hope you will join with me by getting involved in my campaign. Over the next few months there will be numerous opportunities to help out and your support is critical.
As a member of the Prince George’s County Council, Dannielle will continue to:
- Pursue revitalization of commercial areas and downtowns as well as new development and businesses at our Metro stations.
- Increase job opportunities in the County by helping to strengthen small businesses, build local entrepreneurial capacity, and increase local retail amenities that are attractive to major employers as well as residents.
- Improve public schools, foster strong middle schools, prioritize helping children become responsible, well-educated citizens, and invest in aging school infrastructure.
- Strengthen public safety by ensuring that we have enough police officers and firefighters and by confronting the roots of crime, recidivism, and domestic violence.
- Improve neighborhood quality of life by supporting strong code enforcement to address problem properties,litter, and blight.
- Support smart transportation choices like the Purple Line light rail that will help us address traffic problems and invest in local roads and sidewalks as well as expanded bike paths.
- Involve communities in decisions about their future.
- Ensure a sustainable future for our children, improve recycling, and build greater trail and neighborhood bike connections.
- Promote affordable, available health care, including mental health services, for County residents.
- Serve citizens’ interests with integrity, and encourage greater transparency.
- Ensure equity and inclusion so that all communities are "lifted up" by economic development and jobs
Dannielle has spent her career making a difference in the community. She rolls up her sleeves and looks for solutions to problems, whether it is helping residents get the services they need: crafting legislation to resolve an issue; building partnerships with citizens, civic groups, municipalities, and the business community; or resolving conflicts so that projects that revitalize our neighborhoods can be completed.
Before being elected as the Councilmember for District 3, Dannielle was chief of staff for Prince George’s Councilman Eric Olson, District 3. Before becoming chief of staff, she served as associate director for Smart Growth America and deputy chief of staff, under Gov. Parris Glendening, for the Governor’s Office of Smart Growth, two organizations focused on building stronger, more sustainable communities. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy focused on environmental policy. She earned her undergraduate degree in economics and geography from Bucknell University. Early in her career, Dannielle did grassroots organizing for the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in Massachusetts and Iowa.
She is married to Steve Glaros. Dannielle and Steve have two children—Lillian, who attends Greenbelt MS, and Evan, who will be in 3rd grade at Riverdale ES. They live in Riverdale Park, where they are restoring their historic home. Dannielle is a Girl Scout troop leader and a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park.